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TheBandit_76
05-26-2007, 04:42 AM
With veteran warbird pilot Steve Hinton at the controls, "Glacier Girl" will complete her mission that began 65 years ago. Glacier Girl will retrace her original ferry course, eventually landing in England. This was a quick blurb I read on a newstand and I don't recall the dates. July 15th is the 65th anniversary, so it should be happening very soon.

Interesting publicity stunt.

http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/glaciergirlimages/gg01runup-05.jpg

stathem
05-26-2007, 04:49 AM
And brave.

I wonder if she'll be coming in at/for Flying Legends, that would be quite something.

Hanglands
05-26-2007, 05:49 AM
She's at Duxford from July 4th, and I think Flying Legends is the 7th/8th July. According to Flightline UK Glacier Girl is pencilled in for Flying Legends but still TBC.

Ratsack
05-26-2007, 05:56 AM
Isn't that the only P-38 still flying with turbo superchargers?

cheers,
Ratsack

stansdds
05-26-2007, 06:03 AM
I hope she fares better than she did on her last attempt! Trans-oceanic flights with vintage aircraft always make me nervous. So much can go wrong and there is nowhere to land. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

leitmotiv
05-26-2007, 06:05 AM
Write off another artifact.

BSS_CUDA
05-26-2007, 06:39 AM
Originally posted by Ratsack:
Isn't that the only P-38 still flying with turbo superchargers?

cheers,
Ratsack
she's the only 38F in existence period. all tho a great publicity stunt if it succeeds, I think the risk is too great to be taking with the only one if its kind. if memory serves there are only 7 flyable 38's in the world, cant speak to them being turbosupercharged or not

XyZspineZyX
05-26-2007, 07:04 AM
Originally posted by leitmotiv:
Write off another artifact.

Not bloody likely, with Hinton at the controls

Snodrvr
05-26-2007, 07:07 AM
It's great she's going to complete her mission, It's just a shame the man who funded the mission to rescue her isn't alive to see it happen.

leitmotiv
05-26-2007, 07:17 AM
Originally posted by BBB462cid:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by leitmotiv:
Write off another artifact.

Not bloody likely, with Hinton at the controls </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Ah, another hero-worshiping cockeyed optimist. How many times has Duxford's Blenheim crashed? What about "Black Six"? The lamentable list of precious "one-offs" thrown away is long.

BillyTheKid_22
05-26-2007, 07:31 AM
http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/glaciergirlimages/gg10shinton-01.jpg



http://www.luckymodel.com/doc/NL060302-0175/12208.jpg



Pilot: Steve Hinton!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif



http://webzoom.freewebs.com/vf7_squadron/PLANES%20IN%20ACTION/A-F-4.gif

DKoor
05-26-2007, 07:34 AM
WoW.... I like that bird I'll probably make a skin scheme for her someday http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

XyZspineZyX
05-26-2007, 08:08 AM
Originally posted by leitmotiv:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BBB462cid:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by leitmotiv:
Write off another artifact.

Not bloody likely, with Hinton at the controls </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Ah, another hero-worshiping cockeyed optimist. How many times has Duxford's Blenheim crashed? What about "Black Six"? The lamentable list of precious "one-offs" thrown away is long. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Do you really want me to respond in kind, and call you names? You recall how good I am at it, right? Listen, you're not qualified to tell either the aircraft's owner or Steve Hinton ANYthing about warbirds, their use, their value, or how to live their lives, so start minding your own business and let Hinton do what he's Expert at-

unless you're more qualified than he is to do this same thing, of course. Are you?

Steve Hinton's aviation bio, in brief:

One time World speed record holder: piston powered aircraft

Reno Air Race pace pilot

President of the Air Museum: Planes of Fame. That's President of a museum. For historic aircraft

Owner: Fighter Rebuilders, specialising in, um, restoring WWII aircraft, or something or other...

member of the screen actors guild, as he has been involved in dozens of film and TV productions using warbirds

member of the experimental aircraft owners and pilot's association

....as well as the pilot trusted enough to take Glacier Girl on her first flight after restoration


Do you THINK he might know a BIT about what he's doing? Why don;t you contact him at his company, or his museum, and tell him how foolish he is?

Or is it safer and easier to argue with me here, and try to teach me something you feel you're an expert at? So tell me- what's your expert opnion on what will happen during this flight? I'm no expert- I'm just some guy who thinks Steve Hinton is a qualified P-38 pilot who will make this flight, no sweat. Please tell me and everyone else what in your opinion the experts are doing wrong

better yet-

register here:

http://www.planesoffame.com/phpBB/

at the museum's message boards, and if you're so all-fired concerned about an aircraft, tell them over there

My opinion is you need to start caring about the Human beings in the planes, not some pile of aluminum but hey, you're the expert http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

stathem
05-26-2007, 08:26 AM
Originally posted by Hanglands:
She's at Duxford from July 4th, and I think Flying Legends is the 7th/8th July. According to Flightline UK Glacier Girl is pencilled in for Flying Legends but still TBC.

Storming. Looking forward to seeing her then, if it all comes off.

Viper2005_
05-26-2007, 08:39 AM
Originally posted by leitmotiv:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BBB462cid:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by leitmotiv:
Write off another artifact.

Not bloody likely, with Hinton at the controls </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Ah, another hero-worshiping cockeyed optimist. How many times has Duxford's Blenheim crashed? What about "Black Six"? The lamentable list of precious "one-offs" thrown away is long. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I saw black 6 fly before it crashed. I'll never forget the wonderful sound of that DB605; so very different from anything fitted to Allied warbirds.

Now it's been restored to static condition and is in a museum. Which incidentally was always the plan; the crash took place on its last planned flight:

http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources/dft_avsafety_pdf_501760.pdf

If it hadn't been flown it would just have been another piece of Aluminium furniture collecting dust in a museum.

triad773
05-26-2007, 08:57 AM
Related info
http://www.coffeedrome.com/glacier.html
Also
http://www.airspacemag.com/issues/2007/december-january...TURE-glaciergirl.php (http://www.airspacemag.com/issues/2007/december-january/FEATURE-glaciergirl.php)
And
http://www.lost-squadron.org/index2.html

Zeus-cat
05-26-2007, 09:34 AM
To be honest, I bet there isn't much of the real aircraft left considering the condition of the plane when it was recovered. I'm working on a B-17 restoration and we are making a lot of new parts using the originals as templates. We try to reuse as much as possible, but a lot of it isn't recoverable.

erco415
05-26-2007, 09:45 AM
Zeus, you working on the Belle?

BfHeFwMe
05-26-2007, 09:59 AM
Cutty Sark

So much for the safety of a museum. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

Viper2005_
05-26-2007, 10:05 AM
Exactly.

Zeus-cat
05-26-2007, 10:50 AM
Erco,

The Belle is at the National Museum of the Air Force. The B-17 I am working on is a private project in Urbana, Ohio. I think she will be called the "Champaign Lady" and she will be fly again.

Here is a link:

http://www.b17project.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1